Encryption

10.03.19
DOJ asks Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans (updated)
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DOJ asks Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans (updated)

AG Barr wants Mark Zuckerberg to give law enforcement backdoor access to messages.

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09.29.19
Google faces scrutiny from Congress, DOJ over plans to encrypt DNS
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Google faces scrutiny from Congress, DOJ over plans to encrypt DNS

Officials are concerned it might give Google an unfair advantage.

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09.28.19
Treaty would force Facebook to share encrypted chats with UK police
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Treaty would force Facebook to share encrypted chats with UK police

Whether or not authorities get what they want is another matter.

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09.27.19
Researchers easily breached voting machines for the 2020 election
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Researchers easily breached voting machines for the 2020 election

The 'ethical hackers' bought a bunch of the machines on eBay and broke into every one.

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09.25.19
Android 10 Go edition improves speed and security for low-cost phones
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Android 10 Go edition improves speed and security for low-cost phones

Phones using the slicker software will arrive this fall.

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09.25.19
Microsoft makes its open-source secure voting software available to all
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Microsoft makes its open-source secure voting software available to all

The company says ElectionGuard makes voting more reliable and efficient.

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09.07.19
Firefox will encrypt web domain name requests by default
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Firefox will encrypt web domain name requests by default

You can expect to see DNS over HTTPS by the end of September.

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08.29.19
Dentist offices across the US hit with ransomware
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Dentist offices across the US hit with ransomware

The breach occurred over the weekend and the software makers have paid the ransom.

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08.06.19
Apple might force Facebook to change how its apps handle voice calls
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Apple might force Facebook to change how its apps handle voice calls

Starting with iOS 13, apps will no longer be allowed to run VOIP in the background.

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